ArmInfo.At its core, Robert Kocharyan has never been a political leader. Even in those years when he was the president of Artsakh and Armenia. ArmInfo expressed a similar opinion, commenting on the last interview of ex-President Robert Kocharian, Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the National Assembly of Armenia Hovhannes Igityan.
"Kocharyan throughout his entire" career "has always been brought and put on this or that post or position, including presidential. And today this man suddenly tries to present himself as a political figure, and pursued by the authorities. If not to our people, who are very good at it he knows, at least to external forces. It seems to me that everything is very simple here and, accordingly, everyone understands ", - he said.
According to the parliamentarian's assessments, Kocharyan is trying to create an image of the only pro- Russian leader who "fights against the anti-Russian authorities of Armenia" with his interviews, mainly given by the Russian or Russian-speaking Armenian media. Such a "own" man of the Kremlin and a great friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Meanwhile, in reality, according to the parliamentarian, all this is far from being so. Igityan expressed the conviction that the "Kocharyan support group" in Russia, as indeed in Armenia, is far from disinterested in this support. And, at a minimum, this support is connected with his business activities in Russia in the last 10 years, as a result of which he brought huge amounts of money "earned" in Armenia to Russia. According to Igityan, he would not even rate all of Kocharyan's activities as dangerous if it were not for her goal - to involve Russia in the internal affairs of Armenia, setting himself up as a fighter for Russian interests. "At the same time, Kocharyan is trying to demonstrate to the West that he is being persecuted for his political views in Armenia. And this makes a person who not only never had these views, but was not a politician at all. All these years, he defended the interests of anyone, but not the interests of Armenia. And we see how he is trying to do it now, "- said the parliamentarian.
"As for Kocharyan's suddenly arisen opposition, then in those 30 years that I know him, he hasn't been a single oppositionist day. I don't think he can become them in today's Armenia with its legitimate and legitimate legislative and executive I am convinced that very soon we will have a corresponding judicial authority. This person never fought for human rights, for democracy, he even avoided saying this word. What and from whom a person with such values will defend today is incomprehensible ", - concluded Igityan.
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